STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water today announces its sponsorship of the 33rd annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. From June 19-21, 2015 some of the nation’s top celebrity chefs and wine experts will come together for one of the most anticipated industry events of the year. S.Pellegrino’s support of this year’s festival is reflective of the brand’s desire to foster innovation and creative expression within the culinary community, which can be seen through its exciting on-site activities and events.
On Friday, June 19, S.Pellegrino will bring established and rising star chefs together for an engaging conversation series, S.Pellegrino Presents: The Source of Inspiration. Hosted by world renowned chef Eric Ripert, the panel will address inspirations, techniques and trends in fine dining. Three of FOOD & WINE’s 2015 Best New Chefs will be featured including, Zoi Antonitsas of Westward in Seattle WA, Bryce Shuman of Betony in NYC and Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie in Austin.
“S.Pellegrino is deeply rooted in the chef and culinary community,” said Adaora Ugokwe, Marketing Manager for International Brands for Nestlé Waters North America. “The FOOD & WINE Classic is a wonderful forum to celebrate culinary talent and also learn from some of the most creative minds in the industry.”
Reflecting the brand’s ongoing commitment to supporting culinary talent, S.Pellegrino has also invited the 2015 S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef winner, Destiny Antommarchi, to attend this year’s festival. Destiny will work as part of the Culinary Crew at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and assist in the culinary demonstrations over the course of the weekend.
S.Pellegrino will also debut the brand’s new Magnum bottles, which will be available at the Magnum Party during the weekend. S.Pellegrino is the first and only mineral water to offer a 150 cl bottle.
In addition to S.Pellegrino’s presence throughout the festival, its sister brand, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water, will help kick-off the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen as presenting sponsor of the Celebrity Chef 5k Charity Run. As the official non-alcoholic sponsor for the festival, S.Pellegrino, SANPELLEGRINO® Sparkling Fruit Beverages and Acqua Panna will be available at activities throughout the weekend.
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About S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
The signature taste of S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is created during a 30-year journey through the Italian Alps, where the water is naturally filtered. S.Pellegrino cleanses the palate and amplifies subtle flavors, making it the perfect complement to fine food and wines. This clean, refreshing taste helped S.Pellegrino become a preferred sparkling water in fine-dining restaurants in the USA, and pairs well with any occasion.
S.Pellegrino is proud to support a number of top culinary events, such as The James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, and Identità Golose. For more information, visit www.sanpellegrino.com or www.finedininglovers.com
About the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the epicurean brand’s signature event, bringing together the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at over 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to feature and sample their newest products. Simultaneously, American Express will host its 26th annual Restaurant Trade Program, a unique educational and networking event developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality. With planning a year in advance, FOOD & WINE identifies the hottest culinary talent and trends and uses its industry connections to bring an all-star line-up and program to the FOOD & WINE Classic every year.